SRJC Course Outlines

3/4/2021 4:06:33 PMHUMAN 4.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 4.2Title:  WESTERN HUMANITIES II  
Full Title:  Western Humanities from 1600
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the arts, ideas, and values of Western culture.  The course will focus on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy, and religion within a cultural context. It will cover the Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern periods (1600 to present).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the arts, ideas, and values of Western culture.  The course will focus on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy, and religion within a cultural context. It will cover the Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern periods (1600 to present).
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1998
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1998
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1998
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.    Analyze representative works of visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy and religion.
2.    Compare and contrast the style of works of successive periods of Western culture with those of non-Western cultures such as India and China.
3.    Examine their own ideas, values and beliefs and determine how these relate to the heritage of Western culture.
4.    Evaluate the contributions of women to Western Culture.
5.    Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and contrast, to weigh philosophical arguments, to examine values and to integrate materials from several disciplines.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Arts, ideas and values of Western culture.
II.    Primary works of literature, visual arts, music, drama, film and/or philosophy/religion.
III.   An overview of the development of Western Culture from approximately 1600 A.D. through the present, including the cultural eras of the Baroque, the Neoclassical, the Romantic, the Modern and the Postmodern. May be delivered chronologically or thematically.
IV.   Works of enduring significance in Western culture and the legacy or heritage of Western culture in today's world.
V.    A representative sampling of primary literary texts taken from the following:
      A.  Prose:  Milton, Fielding, Richardson, Austen, Balzac, Bronte, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Hugo, Tolstoy, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, Sartre, Camus, Kafka, Proust, Borges, Garcia-Marquez, Solzhenitsyn, Baldwin, Wright, Ellison, Morrison, Kingston and Wollenstonecraft.
      B.  Poetry:  Pope, Shelly, Byron, Wordsworth, Elliot, Yeats, Dickenson, Whitman, Paz and Neruda, Angelou, Brooks, BonTemp, Locke or Cullen.
VI.  A representative sampling of theatre such as Corneille, Moliere, Racine, Ibsen, Chekov, Brecht, Cocteau, O'Neill, Shepard or Beckett.
VII . A representative sampling of film by directors such as Chaplin, Ford, Hitchcock, Huston, Welles, Bunuel, Renoir, Fellini, Rossellini, Bergman, Micheaux, Lee, Singleton or Allain
VIII. A representative  sampling of political and philosophical thought such as Bacon, Locke, Hobbes, Rouseau, Smith,  Voltaire, Kant, Marx, Mill, Freud, Nietzsche, De Beauvoir, Freidan, Gandhi, Fanon, Foucault, Bakhtin, DuBois, Douglass, King or Malcolm X.
IX.  A representative sampling of visual arts taken from the following:
     A. Baroque: Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt, Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, Hals, Caravaggio  Vermeer,  Poussin, Gentileschi,
     B. Roccoco: Watteau, Gainsborough, Tiepolo
     C.  Neoclassisism:  David, Ingres, Canova, Greek Revival, Pompeii and Herculaneum
     D.  Realism: Courbet, Van Gogh, Gericault,Delacroix, Daumier, Whistler
     E.  Romanticism: Friedrich, Goya, Cole, Constable, Turner, Church, Beirstadt
     F.  Modernism: Munch, Chagall, Duchamp, Klee, Matisse, Picasso, Braque,  Klimt,  Pollack, Dali, De Kooning
XI.  Comparison to a non-Western culture in Asia and Africa.

Assignments:
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1.    Reading and analysis of assigned primary texts (30-70 pgs a week) to establish cultural context.
2.    Examinations (two to seven), including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exams (option of instructor).
3.    Written essays (three to five) 500-1000 words each, requiring students to analyze representative works of literature, art, music, and philosophical/religious thought or requiring students to compare and contrast, integrate ideas, or examine ideas, values and beliefs.
4.    Optional assignments may include creative projects, presentations, cultural activities, and field trip.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 40%
Written homework, Term papers, Essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exams: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Field trips, cultural activities, attendance, and/or creative projects/presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Vol. II.   Benton, Janetta Rebold and  Diyanni, Robert.  Prentice Halll:  1997  (Classic)
 
Fleming's Arts and Ideas, Volume 2., 10th edition.  Marien, Mary Warner  and  Fleming, William.  Wadsworth Publishing:   2005
 
The Humanities: Culture, Continuity, and Change, Volume 2.  Sayre, Henry M.   Prentice Hall:   2008
 
The Humanistic Tradition Volume II:  The Early Modern World to the Present.  Fiero, Gloria.  McGraw-Hill Humanities:  2010
 
The Western Humanities, Volume 2.  Matthews, Roy  and  Platt, Dewitt.  McGraw-Hill Humanities:   2007

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